Vishvasena, Viśvasena: 2 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Viśvasena can be transliterated into English as Visvasena or Vishvasena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Viśvasena (विश्वसेन) is the father of Śāntinātha, the sixteenth of twenty-four Tīrthaṅkaras in Janism, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri). A Tīrthaṅkara is an enlightened being who has conquered saṃsāra (cycle of birth and death), leaving behind him a path for others to follow.
The wife of Viśvasena is Acirā according to Śvetāmbara or Airā according to Digambara. It is an ancient Jain practice to worship the Tīrthaṅkara’s parents in various rites, such as the pratiṣṭhāvidhi.Source: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography
Viśvasena (विश्वसेन) is the father of Śāntinātha: the sixteenth of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas, commonly depicted in Jaina iconography.—Regarding the Jina’s parentage, we gather from Jaina books that King Viśvasena was his father and Acirā was his mother. He was born at Hastināpura. In Jaina history of pontiffs, Śāntinātha occupies a very high place. Not only did he revive Jainism, which was in danger of falling into oblivion, but he so consolidated the faith that it never disappeared again.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Śānti’s parents (king Viśvasena and queen Acirā) < [Chapter V - Twelfth incarnation as Śānti]
Part 3: Śānti’s birth < [Chapter V - Twelfth incarnation as Śānti]
Part 5: Śānti’s birth-bath < [Chapter V - Twelfth incarnation as Śānti]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)